POLICE raided a bikie clubhouse in Junee on Tuesday as part of a massive drug bust.
Alleged Finks bikie kingpin Peter
Yealland was arrested and more than $100,000 worth of drugs seized
during the series of dramatic police raids in Wagga and Junee.
One of the state’s most senior Finks
gang members, Yealland has been charged with commercial drug
supply after a routine vehicle stop in Forest Hill allegedly uncovered
more than half-a-kilo of ice, cash and cocaine.
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Wagga police pulled over the alleged
dealer as part of Operation Safe Arrival just after midnight on Tuesday.
The 44-year-old was then taken into
police custody and was denied bail in Wagga Court later that day.
Officers then turned their attention to the Finks clubhouse in Junee and a home on Hunter Street in Wagga where they allegedly found a loaded gun and significant quantities of ecstasy and MDMA.
Detectives believe they have cracked a drug syndicate that could be largely responsible for the city’s methamphetamine epidemic.
Wagga’s top cop Superintendent Bob Noble described the sting as a milestone victory in the war on drugs, but said the bust was only the beginning.
“We don’t think we’ve got the bulk of
it by any stretch of the imagination,” he said.
“Motorcycle gangs are very prominent
and there’s an undeniable nexus between them and the supply of illicit
“We will be examining all the linkages from the 44-year-old and all the lines of enquiry that come from these searches.”
The police chief said more drugs, cash and guns may be hidden away.